by Annette Edwards.


Charles Cross was the son of Thomas Cross and Margaret Williams, and by the age of 18 he was a currier as was his father.

In 1871 he married Sarah Jones in Chester.

The marriage certificate shows the marriage at St. John Chester on 10 Mar 1871 of Charles Cross, 28, Currier and Tanner of Regent Road, Wrexham, son of Thomas Cross a Tanner to Sarah Jones, 21 Bold Square, dau of Edward Jones a Tailor.

By 1881 they were in Percy Road and had 6 children still at home, Thomas 9, Margaret 8, Edward 6, Richard 4, Selina 1 and little William who was only 4 months.

Charles died on 21 April 1890 at Percy Road.


Many readers will regret to hear of the death of Mr Charles Cross, currier, Town Hill, which took place at his residence, Percy Road, from inflammation of the lungs. Mr Cross, who was 47 years of age, was the eldest son of the late Mr Thomas Cross, whom he succeeded in business. He was an enthusiastic Liberal and in a quiet, but effective way, did good work for his party. He was generally esteemed, and cordial sympathy will be extended to the widow and eight children who are left. The funeral took place on Thursday, at the Borough Cemetery, and was largely attended. The Rev. E. Jerman conducted the service in the absence, through indisposition, of the Rev. W. Oliver, M.A.


Charles is buried in Wrexham Cemetery. The grave is next to his parents. M-03462

Wrexham Cemetery.

SARAH CROSS 1849 -1911

Sarah Jones was born in Wrexham in 1849, she was the youngest daughter of Edward Jones and Jane Evans. Her father was a tailor, and by 1861 two of his children are working as a tailor and dressmaker.

Sarah married Charles Cross early in 1871, but in the census, he is with his parents and she is missing.  She is at 13 Erddig Road with her mother Jane who is a widow. It`s not known when her father died.

Jane is an upholstress, and three of her children still at home are – a tailor, a milliner and a machinist, it looks like she had a little business going on.

By the time Charles Cross died on 21 April 1890, Sarah had 2 more children to care for.

In 1891 she is still at Percy Road with Philip 7, Charles 4 and an elder daughter.

Sarah stayed there and died on 22 March 1911 at her home. When the census was taken on 2 April, still at home are daughter Selina, a “lady of means” still single, also there are Philip Henry who is a medicine dispenser and Charles Oliver who is a mine surveyor.

Sarah was buried with Charles on 25 March 1911.

Wrexham Cemetery 04/12/2017

Researched by Annette Edwards. August 2018. Headstone photograph by Graham Lloyd.

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery M-03463